BACKGROUND reports have been ordered into a Peebles man who admitted breaching court orders by contacting his former partner.

Andrew McFadyen, 57, of Cross Street, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the court order by phoning the woman on Saturday and making offensive comments, and on Monday by phoning her as well as sending her text and Whatsapp messages.

Sentence was deferred at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Tuesday for the production of a Criminal Justice Social Work Report and a Restriction of Liberty Order assessment until September 23.

At the same court on Monday the self-employed joiner was fined £300 for behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in Leithen Crescent, Innerleithen, on August 11.